Newsletter, December 2015

  Preamble Dear friends and colleagues, You are receiving this newsletter because you are a current member of the Association for Computing and the Humanities (ACH). The ACH is one of the proud constituent organizations of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO). The ACH seeks to cultivate a vibrant professional community through support of…Continue reading.

Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize

The Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH) and the Canadian Society for DH (CSDH) are very pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the prestigious Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Young Scholar Prize. This prize, sponsored by the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), is intended to recognize a young scholar who has contributed in a significant way…Continue reading.

ADHO Call for Bids to Host DH2017

The ADHO Conference Coordinating Committee now invites proposals to host the following two DH conferences, in 2017 and 2018. The DH2017 conference in particular is intended to be hosted at a North American venue. For more information on this call, please visit

Joint ACH & Canadian DH Conference 2015

We are delighted to announce the first joint conference between the Canadian DH ( and the Association for Computers and the Humanities ( We invite scholars, practitioners, and graduate students to submit proposals for papers, sessions and digital demonstrations during this collective meeting, which will be held at the 2015 Congress of the Social Sciences and…Continue reading.

ACH Newcomers’ Dinner at DH2014 in Lausanne

The ACH is once again organizing its ACH Newcomers’ Dinner. This year the event will take place Thursday July 10th at DH2014 in Lausanne. These gatherings provide an opportunity for those who are attending DH for the first or second time to get to know others in the community. It’s not only for members of the…Continue reading.

ACH lobbies US Senate for increased humanities funding

On Tuesday, the United States Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a full-committee hearing on the subject of “Driving Innovation through Federal Investments.” Testifying at the hearing will be the directors of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other research-oriented agencies. The Association…Continue reading.

MLA CFP “Digital Deformance and Scholarly Forms”

Last year’s session—organized by the Association for Computers and Humanities (ACH)— at MLA featured a “just the results, please” approach to presenting digitally-inflected scholarship in literary studies and prioritized discussion of interpretive results over process. In a similar vein and taking its cue from Lisa Samuels and Jerome McGann’s term “deformance,” this year’s panel will feature…Continue reading.

Jobs Slam at the Annual General Meeting at DH2013

The ACH will again be organizing a Jobs Slam during its annual general meeting at the DH2013 Conference in Nebraska (time and location TBD). The Jobs Slam is a lively event and a chance for employers to get the word out about upcoming jobs as well as for prospective employees to introduce themselves to everyone present.

Ticket Bursaries for UKMW12

In support of museums’ ongoing engagement in the world of the digital and encouragement of young professionals’ exploration of the digital humanities, ACH is pleased to offer up to five (5) ticket bursaries for student/unwaged participants in UKMW12, the UK conference for Museums on the Web.

Partnership with DHCommons on ACH Mentorship

The ACH is very pleased to announce a partnership with DHCommons meant to broaden our successful digital humanities mentorship program. The ACH's mentorship program matches newcomers to the digital humanities with experienced advisors in the field for job market advice, networking, and professional guidance.